Hip Pain Specialist

Colorado Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Physician located in Cherry Creek, Denver, CO

Hip pain can negatively affect your mobility and quality of life. At Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics (COSMO) in Denver, Colorado, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons Catherine Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT, Jared White, DO, and their expert team diagnose the root cause of hip pain and treat it to eliminate your discomfort. Call the office to learn more about hip pain treatments or request an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Your hip joint connects your pelvic bone to each of your upper leg bones. It has muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Hip pain is an uncomfortable feeling that occurs at or near your hip joint. The pain can feel like:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Pain with movement
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Problems with mobility

If you have severe or long-lasting hip pain, see the COSMO team for an evaluation.

What causes hip pain?

A variety of diseases and injuries can cause hip pain, including:

  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Hip arthritis
  • Hamstring muscle injuries
  • Sports hernias
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Hip labral tears
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Bone cancer
  • Osteoporosis

You might have hip pain because of a sports injury, disease, age-related wear and tear, or falling down. The COSMO team offers a variety of hip pain treatments that provide relief. 

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of hip pain?

To figure out what’s causing hip pain, your COSMO provider discusses your medical history and reviews your symptoms. They evaluate your hip joint to look for signs of injury and disease.


Your specialist may recommend you undergo blood tests, MRIs, X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and recommend the best treatment.

What are my hip pain treatment options?

Common hip pain treatments available at COSMO include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce hip pain include icing the affected area and resting your hip joint.

Medications

Taking certain medications can reduce hip discomfort and arthritis degeneration. Some medications also reduce joint swelling and stiffness.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine injections use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) sourced from your blood and stem cells to stimulate your body’s natural ability to generate new cells and heal.

Injections

Other injections that are often effective for hip pain relief include steroid injections to reduce swelling, anesthetic injections to numb painful areas, and hyaluronic acid to better lubricate your hip joints.

Physical therapy

COSMO offers a sports recovery lab with licensed physical therapists who help strengthen your hip joint and reduce the risk of reinjury. 

Surgery

In some cases, hip surgery is the best way to repair, remove, or replace hip joint tissues to alleviate pain. Surgery can restore your joint’s structure and function.

Don’t live with hip pain when numerous treatments available at Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics can offer relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.